4th annual Kites Over Enid takes flight this weekend

A member of the American Kite Flyers Association untangles strings on his giant toucan kite during Kites Over Enid in April 2016. More than 1,000 enthusiasts from the Enid area and several states are expected here Saturday and Sunday. (Bonnie Vculek / Enid News & Eagle)

April 23-29

EVENT [Friday-Sunday]

Enid Home Show, noon to 7 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Chisholm Trail Expo Center, 111 W. Purdue. Admission is $5 for adults and free for kids 12 and under. For more information, go to enidhomeshow.com.

EVENT [Friday]

Tri-State Carnival, opening 5 p.m. Friday, Oakwood Mall. Opening hours are 6 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 5 p.m. Friday, noon Saturday and 1 p.m. Sunday through May 2. 

EVENT [Friday-Saturday]

Hanor Smokin' Red Dirt BBQ, starting 5:30 p.m., Stride Bank Center. KidsQ and SCA steak contest on Friday, live music 7-9 p.m. Friday, Enid Noon AMBUC lunch ($8) 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, live music 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, KCBS contest awards ceremony 3:30 p.m. Saturday. For more information, call (580) 554-5995.

EVENT [Friday]

United Way Bacon Bash, 5:30 p.m., Stride Bank Center. Judges and the public will determine the winner during this event held during the Hanor Smokin' Red Dirt BBQ. 300 people's choice tickets will be sold at $10 each. Tickets can be purchased at the United Way of Enid & Northwest Oklahoma 401 W. Broadway, Suite 223, or at the event.

MUSIC [Friday]

Karaoke, 8:30 p.m., Enid Moose Lodge, 302 E. Purdue. For more information, call (580) 237-7779.

EVENT [Saturday-Sunday]

Kites Over Enid 2021, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day, Richard Dermer Memorial Flying Field behind Autry Technology Center, 1201 W. Willow. Open kite flying, candy drop, kite races and special displays. For more information, go to www.visitenid.org/visitors/kitesoverenid.

MUSIC [Saturday]

Robert Allen Band, 8 p.m., Enid Moose Lodge, 302 E. Purdue. Admission is $10. For more information, call (580) 237-7779.

EVENT [Saturday-Sunday]

Craft/Vendor Event, noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, 1-4 p.m. Sunday, Oakwood Mall, former Vanity location. Treats for everyone, and free kites for children while supplies last.

April 30-May 6

MUSIC [Friday]

Bobby Bennet and the Bandits, 7:30 p.m., and karaoke, 8:30 p.m., Enid Moose Lodge, 302 E. Purdue. $10 admission for Bobby Bennet. For more information, call (580) 237-7779.

EVENT [Saturday]

Mint Julep Jubilee, 4 p.m., Oakwood Country Club. $100 per person, benefits Hospice Circle of Love. For more information or to purchase tickets, call (580) 234-2273 or email julien@hospicecircleoflove.com.

MUSIC [Saturday]

Back Stage Pass, 8 p.m., Enid Moose Lodge, 302 E. Purdue. Admission is $10. For more information, call (580) 237-7779.

May 7-13

EVENT [Friday]

First Friday Fiesta, 6-9 p.m., downtown Enid. Monthly celebration of downtown will be Cinco de Mayo themed and have food trucks, Mexican folk dancers and more. Stores will have specials, and musicians will perform throughout downtown. For more information, call Main Street Enid at (580) 234-1052.

EVENT [Friday]

YWCA Enid's Walk a Mile in Her Shoes, 6:30 p.m., courthouse lawn in downtown Enid. Event for men raising awareness about sexual assault and domestic violence. Registration is $50 per person, or $350 for a team of eight. For more information, call (580) 234-7581.

EVENT [Friday]

Karaoke, Enid Moose Lodge, 302 E. Purdue. For more information, call (580) 237-7779.


Railroad Museum of Oklahoma

702 N. Washington — (580) 233-3051

Hours: 1-4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Closed Sundays and Mondays except by appointment, and all major holidays and adverse weather. Admission is by $5 donation.

Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center

507 S. 4th St. — (580) 237-1907

Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. Closed Sundays, Mondays, New Year’s Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. Admission is $7 for adults and $5 for seniors and $4 for students. 

Simpson’s Old Time Museum

228 E. Randolph Ave. — (580) 234-4998

Hours: 8-11 a.m. and 1-4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.

Admission is free.

Leonardo’s Children’s Museum

200 E. Maple — (580) 233-2787

11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, closed Sunday

Midgley Museum

1001 Sequoyah — (580) 234-7265

Hours: 1-4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, 2-4:30 p.m. Saturday. Closed Sunday through Tuesday, except by appointment. Closed all major holidays and inclement weather. Closed Nov. 1 through March 31. Admission by donation.

Leona Mitchell Southern Heights Heritage Center

616 Leona Mitchell Blvd. — (580) 237-6989 or 402-2524

Hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday

Admission: $8 for adults, $5 for children

Dillingham Memorial Garden

5th & East Oklahoma

Open 24/7

Garfield County Demonstration Garden

316 E. Oxford

(580) 237-1228

Open 24/7

Demonstrates the growing habits of Oklahoma Proven trees and shrubs.

 4RKids Mini Golf

710 Overland Trail

(580) 237-7888


Hours: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Saturday, noon to 7 p.m. Sunday.


Moose Lodge Bingo

302 E. Purdue

(580) 237-7779

Doors open at 5:45 p.m. Mondays, with games beginning at 6:30 p.m.

Games will include lightning rounds, bonanzas, you pick ‘ems, progressives, 50/50’s and pulltabs. There will also be early bird sessions in addition to the main session, with hot ball in play for early bird and main sessions.

Concessions will be available. Social quarters available for lodge members.

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